Taylor Hart’s MONSTER Two-Gap Alamo Bowl

Charles Fischer Fish Reports, FishWrap 13 Comments

Everyone knows that linebackers get the bulk of the tackles in a game, thus it was huge surprise to learn that Taylor Hart was Oregon’s leading tackler in the Alamo Bowl, in what was his pinnacle career game with the Ducks.  I consulted with one of the members of the Coaching Team at FishDuck.com to learn HOW Taylor pulled off such …

What Oregon Did For the First Time in Six Years, and Other Thoughts From Saturday’s Game

Nathan Roholt FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

Craig Strobeck Thoughts from Oregon’s game against UCLA last Saturday: Saturday’s Win Was Much Bigger than People Realize The Ducks had 21 points going in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game.  Since Oregon beat Cal 15-13 in 2010, the following have been the results of games when the Ducks had 21 points or fewer to start the fourth quarter: L, …

Scouting from the NFL Perspective: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu Covers it all

FishDuck Staff FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

Kevin Cline If you’re a Ducks’ fan or an NFL team in the market for a physical defensive back with great ball skills, then Ifo Ekpre-Olomu is a guy you want to keep your eye on this season. Simply put, he is a ball hawk who has the aggressiveness to legitimately project as a boundary corner in the NFL.  Ekpre-Olomu can …

Led by Ifo, Oregon ‘D’ Takes the Offensive

Bryan Holt FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

When someone mentions the Oregon Ducks, most people think of a fast-paced explosive offense that leaves defenders in a whirlwind searching for their own jock straps as the band strikes up “Mighty Oregon” and the Duck starts doing pushups.  Lost in the offensive storm is a secret scarcely ever uttered east of the Oregon-Idaho state line: Oregon has a nationally prominent defense as well.  While there are some …

Oregon Analysis: Change of Flight in the Secondary

Coach Cameron Pettus Fish Reports 3 Comments

When the Ducks face a potent running game, how does the secondary adapt?  In my first analysis we discussed the Cover 2 Shell and the coverage strategies that Oregon’s Defensive Coordinator Nick Aliotti runs in the secondary.  Today, we will take a look at how Coach Aliotti injects the Single High Safety alignment into the secondary to stifle offenses with …

Who will lead the 2013 Oregon Ducks in tackles?

Josh White FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

The huge question on defense is, who will be the leading tackler in the fall? From 2009 thru 2011, the final Oregon defensive statistics listed John Boyett as one of the top two tacklers on the team alongside Casey Matthews and Spencer Paysinger. The next season after the BCS Title game, Michael Clay, DeWitt Stuckey and Kiko Alonso stepped in for Matthews and Paysinger to rack …